Introduction to Epidemiology

Course Code :2021GENEP1
Study domain:Epidemiology
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:21
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Lidia Casas Ruiz

3. Course contents *

This module introduces the student to the basic terminology and to the basic principles applied in epidemiology. We start from some historical examples of epidemiological research and show how epidemiology gradually evolved into the methodology of the study of the occurrence of health related phenomena in human (and by extent in animal) populations. The different measures of occurrence and association  are introduced.  Next, the concepts of bias and confounding are presented and discussed.